DIGITAL MEDIA LEGAL CONSULTING FOR EMERGING & ESTABLISHED COMPANIES

 

 

 

 

About

I offer a unique form of legal practice to suit the needs of both emerging and growing companies that may not have their own in-house counsel or where legal needs exceed a company’s existing internal resources.

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I draw on my law firm training and my years as in-house counsel to give my clients the services they need when they need it. With my deep understanding of the fields of digital media, advertising, internet services and technology, along with my business and strategic skills, I represent content owners, publishers and service providers.

I act as in-house counsel for an emerging or smaller business, working closely with the executives to help formulate company strategy and fulfill day-to-day legal needs.

Example

I advised the meditation mobile app, Stop, Breathe & Think, along with its children’s app, Stop, Breathe & Think Kids, on content acquisition, app syndication and marketing partnerships, while counseling the company on product development, privacy, security and COPPA issues in a rapidly changing legal environment. I worked closely with the CEO and the heads of product and partnerships, supporting the company from its inception through its sale to the Meredith Corporation.

Example

I began working as an outsourced in-house counsel for the TV Time mobile app, building template forms and negotiating complex licensing agreements as the company, with the acquisition of TheTVDB and Mediamorph, pivoted its TV fan message board model into a sophisticated film & television data platform.

I supplement an existing in-house legal team, where legal needs overall, or in a particular area, exceed internal resources.

Example

I work with senior executives at Movies Anywhere, the cloud-based digital entertainment locker and streaming platform founded by Disney, providing transactional legal support in drafting and negotiating content provider and retailer agreements, along with agreements with agencies and service providers to market and operate the platform.

Example

At Roku, I worked with the sales team on multi-million dollar insertion orders, advertising policies and sophisticated data management agreements; with the marketing team on both brick and mortar and online seasonal programs; and with the content acquisition team, negotiating development and distribution agreements for the Roku OTT platform.

I provide project-based representation, working in a specific area requiring focused legal attention.

Example

For Game Rant and Screen Rant, I negotiated strategic advertising partnerships and ad network agreements, ultimately negotiating the sale of the companies to Valnet.

Example

I represent new businesses from their formation through the development of key business and legal forms that will support initial contracts with contractors and partners.

I support my client’s needs with creative models of representation and custom fee structures that work within your legal budget.

Based in Beverly Hills, I often work at clients’ offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and support other clients remotely. I look forward to working with you!

Services

 

What my Clients say

  • Dina serves as an adjunct member of Roku’s in-house legal team. We initially turned to Dina to provide cost-effective support to our growing digital content distribution and advertising businesses when we simply had more work than we had in-house resources to cover. As our in-house team has grown, we have continued to work with Dina as a value-added resource and trusted advisor. Dina has worked on a wide variety of transactions in addition to helping us develop and evolve our business models and transaction documents. Dina understands our company’s culture, priorities and needs, and takes these into account in the work that she takes on for us. She is very invested in Roku’s success, and has built strong relationships with both members of the in-house legal team and our business clients. Dina’s broad legal and business experience in digital media and technology has been extremely valuable to us. Importantly, Dina has a strong work ethic, and it has been a pleasure for our team to partner with her.

    — Stephen H. Kay, SVP & General Counsel, Roku, Inc. —
  • In her role as our legal counsel, Dina has partnered with the StumbleUpon team for the last four years. She plays an operating role in the business ranging from the review of the vendors, sales, technology and partners contracts, interface with outside counsel and general day to day legal advice on privacy and product questions. As a growing company interacting with both large and small corporations we constantly need to balance risk vs. opportunity. Her pragmatism in identifying and managing the exposures while still getting the deal done is her most valuable attribute. It is a pleasure to work with Dina and it feels like she’s part of the team and is a true counsel and sounding board on legal and business questions.

    — Mark Bartels, CEO, StumbleUpon —
  • Dina started working with Big Frame as our general counsel when we were a very new start-up trying to make sense of the collision between YouTube, a new type of talent, and the established worlds of Madison Avenue and Hollywood. I had been lucky enough to work with her previously at Yahoo! Music, so we had a high level of trust from the very beginning, which was crucial. Dina is hard-working and diligent, but also very flexible and solutions oriented. She was able to jump into the trenches and work side-by-side with my young staff while also helping the senior team chart a course towards sustainability. I can recommend Dina wholeheartedly both as a strong legal mind and as a fun, dedicated team member who strives for the overall success of the business.

    — Steve Raymond, Founder & CEO, Big Frame —
  • I had the pleasure of working with Dina back in our Yahoo! days, and I was so happy to be able to work with her again in this new venture. She is an awesome partner. I trust her implicitly. She provides a great perspective, helps me evaluate risk, but also knows how to frame things in a very business friendly way. She is quick, easy to work with and incredibly thorough. I would recommend her any time.

    — Julie Campistron, CEO, Stop, Breathe & Think —

Bio

Clients:

o   Whip Media Group: TV Time / Mediamorph / TheTVDB.com

o   Global Eagle Entertainment

o   Invoice2go

o   Imagine Impact

o   Movies Anywhere

o  OpenX Technologies

o   Deke Digital

o   Roku

o   Stop, Breathe & Think and Stop, Breathe & Think Kids (acquired by Meredith Corporation)

o   Salt Productions

o   EatLove

o   Doctorpedia

o   Thuuz

o   StumbleUpon  (now known as Mix)

o   SoundHound & Hound

o   Screen Rant and Game Rant (acquired by Valnet)

o   Big Frame (acquired by AwesomenessTV)

o   Earbits (acquired by You42)

o   Jukeboxy

o   Soundtracker

o   Kazaa

o   MySpace

o   Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! Video, Yahoo! Media

(acquired by Universal Music Group)

o   Marketing & Distribution, including digital

o   Litigation: Entertainment, Antitrust & Death Penalty

o   J.D. Columbia Law School

o   B.A./B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania

o   New York

o   California


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